Endometrial Cancer


Abnormal vaginal bleeding, especially after menopause, is a common symptom of endometrial cancer. Bleeding may start as a watery, blood-streaked flow that gradually contains more blood. Although endometrial cancer usually occurs after menopause, it sometimes occurs around the time that menopause begins. Abnormal bleeding should not be considered simply part of menopause; it should always be checked by a doctor.

A woman should see a doctor if she has any of the following possible symptoms of endometrial cancer:

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge

  • Difficult or painful urination

  • Pain during intercourse

  • Pain in the pelvic area

These possible symptoms of endometrial cancer can be caused by cancer or other less serious conditions. Most often, they are not cancer, but only a doctor can tell for sure.

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